Noosa National Park – Sunset of the Year (so far) 11/8


I had been on the Sunshine Coast all day and there was a great layer of cloud spread all across the sky, it looked like it would make for an amazing sunset but I was a little worried that it would burn off before the sunset.

I arrived at Noosa on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast just before the sunset and to my luck the sky still had the great cloud spread across it however, normally there are hundreds of volcanic boulders all along the water but this time there was a heap of sand covering them so I got down onto the sand and set up. The colour was beginning to show in the sky so I made sure I was happy with my composition and fired off a couple shots (nothing special) and waited for the colour to get better and wow it went crazy the whole sky lit up, one of the best sunsets ive seen in quite a while, I only wish I had my panoramic camera with me.

This photograph is a 3 image blend as I didn’t have my grads with me.

shot 1 – normal (minor raw adjustments)
shot 2 – normal (fill light to bring out the detail in foreground and then masked into shot)
shot 3 – 2 stops under exposed (masked in detail to the over exposed section on the right of frame)

I hope you like this one


Darren Tierney

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2 Responses

Beau said on August 11, 2010

Dude! What an epic sunset! I would have been pissed if I could have shot that but decided not to… Simon. Haha.

Good job with the exposure blending, too. It doesn’t look unnatural at all.

This would make one amazing large print.

Tony Middleton said on August 11, 2010

Spectacular colours there Darren !

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